Press Club of Dallas board member Barry Hoffman has died. He was 79 years old.
Barry Hoffman was a journalist, editor and communications executive with more than 50 years’ experience in wire service, print and broadcast news.
A Dallas native he spent his entire journalism career in the Northeast. He moved back to Dallas ten years ago.
He was a partner and the founding editor of the HealthDay News Service, the world’s largest daily health and medical news service with more than 2,000 business clients.
During his 50+ years in news, Hoffman has worked as a reporter and/or editor for a number of major news organizations, including the New York Herald Tribune, WNEW Radio in New York City, and the United Press International Audio Network news service, He has held top editorial and general management positions with Gannett and Times Mirror and is a past president of the New York State Associated Press Association.
He was also an instructor at Brookhaven College, teaching a Continuing Education course about the effect of the Internet and social media on newspapers and the role of journalism in our society.
News staffs under Hoffman’s direction have won more than 300 national and regional awards, including the national Headliner’s Award for public service, Associated Press Managing Editors award for in-depth reporting, and The Society of Professional Journalists award for enterprise reporting.
Hoffman was a Vietnam veteran, serving as a broadcast specialist and combat reporter for U.S. Army headquarters and the Armed Forces Network in 1968 and 1969.
Services will be at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX on June 8, 2022 at 2:00 PM in Stern Chapel.